About Resolution

Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

A better way

Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children.

Over the decades, Resolution has maintained a commitment to a constructive way of working, enshrined in our Code of Practice, while growing to become a membership organisation for professionals that work with separating families.

Read more about our work in our latest Annual Report

How does the Code of Practice help?

Our Code of Practice means Resolution members will support you to resolve matters as constructively – and with as little conflict – as possible.

Our membership logo can help you identify a Resolution member. Find out more about what you can expect from working with a Resolution member.


Who are Resolution members?

Resolution members come from many professional backgrounds, including solicitors, legal executives, barristers, financial planners and family mediators. Our membership also includes students, trainees, judges, academics and others committed to a constructive approach to family issues.

By bringing together all the different practitioners working in the family justice sphere, the ethos from Resolution’s Code of Practice spreads to new practitioners, helping ensure families dealing with separation and divorce receive the support they need to resolve their issues.

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Celebrating 40 years of Resolution

There is much Resolution has achieved over the last 40 years. We are proud of our past and recognise the success of our members as they continue to bring our Code - and John Cornwell’s vision - to life.

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Resolution in numbers

  • 6,500+

    Resolution professionals

    Family lawyers and other professionals in family law committed to a non-confrontational approach to resolving family issues.

  • 1,200+

    Accredited specialists

    Recognised for having superior expertise in their given specialism of family law to provide you the best support in resolving your issues.

  • 39

    Regional groups

    Ensuring Resolution members can help resolve issues across England and Wales.

About Resolution

What we do

Resolution is a membership organisation for family law professionals committed to working in a constructive way.

More on what we do

Our history

Resolution was founded in 1982 to promote a more constructive approach to family disputes.

Read our history


Find out how Resolution is run.

Our governance

Our team

Who's who at Resolution HQ.

Meet the staff team

Our Vision

The principles that guide and shape our work

Read about our Vision